Students and staff from St Virgil's College, Hobart, will head to Antarctic next month after one of their students saw his suggestion chosen as the new name for an Australian icebreaker ship. Haidar Alnasser suggested the name Nuyina, which means Southern Lights in the language of Indigenous Tasmanians.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia as the traditional owners and custodians of the land of our schools. We are inspired and nurtured by their wisdom, spirituality and experience. We commit ourselves to actively work alongside them for reconciliation and justice. We pay our respects to the Elders; past, present and future. As we take our next step we remember the first footsteps taken on this sacred land.